The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - IRCC
IRCC reinforces Canada’s financial, societal and cultural success by helping to guarantee Canadian wellbeing, health, safekeeping, and security while handling one of the major, largest and utmost liberal as well as generous immigration agendas in the entire globe.
The IRCC selects foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents of Canada. They also offer protection to refugees. IRCC creates, develops and administers Canada’s admissibility policy, which sets the conditions for entering and remaining in Canada. IRCC also conducts, in collaboration with its partners, the screening of potential permanent and temporary residents to protect Canadian’s wellbeing, health, safekeeping, and security. Essentially, the IRCC builds a robust and vigorous Canada by assisting immigrants and refugees settle and completely assimilate into the Canadian society and the economy, and by inspiring, encouraging and enabling Canadian citizenship.
An electronic Travel Authorization or “eTA”. applies to all citizens of visa-exempt countries, who wish to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport. An eTA is valid for up to 5 years, or until the passport that it’s electronically linked to expires. An eTA that is valid, will allow you to visit Canada for up to six months at a time. Note that if you get a new passport, you will then need to obtain a new eTA.
When you submit your eTA application through our website, we submit it to the Canada Department of Immigration electronically. Once the process is completed, you will receive your Canada eTA by email. If your eTA is approved, check that the passport number in your eTA approval email matches the number in your passport. If they don’t match, you need to apply for a new eTA.
If your electronic travel authorization application is approved, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are admissible to enter Canada. Upon arrival into Canada, you will be inspected by a Border Services Officer at a port of entry who will ask to see your passport as well as other documents. The border services officer may determine that you are inadmissible for any reason under Canadian law. It is your responsibility to convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Canada.
All information provided by you, or on your behalf by a designated third party, must be true and correct. A Canadian electronic travel authorization may be revoked at any time and for any reason, such as new information influencing eligibility. You may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties if you knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation in an electronic Travel Authorization application submitted by you or on your behalf.
GovAssist, https://apply-eta.org or any of its affiliates and/or divisions are not affiliated with the IRCC, IRPA or any other Canadian governmental agency. We are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for an attorney. Listed purchase prices for Electronic Entry Permit application services include government fees. The applications completed using our service are available as blank forms for free on some Canadian government websites. We are a private, internet-based travel service provider dedicated to helping individuals travel to Canada.
Note: IRCC’s mandate comes from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act. The Minister for IRCC is responsible for the Citizenship Act of 1977 and shares responsibility with the Minister of Public Safety for the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
Jurisdiction over immigration is shared between the federal and the provincial and territorial governments under section 95 of the Constitution Act, 1867.
Primary responsibility for Passport Canada and the administration of the Canadian Passport Order and the Order Respecting the Issuance of Diplomatic and Special Passports is administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada - IRCC.
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